Come see a place that changed the world -- TWICE!
Imagine the world without an English-speaking America;
Then imagine the world without powered flight.
What happened on North Carolina's Outer Banks made the difference!
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site - Wright Brothers
The Elizabethan Gardens - The Elizabeth II (16th C. sailing ship)
- North Carolina Aquarium - Island Gallery & world famous original
Christmas Shop - Weeping Radish Brewery & Beer Garden - Jockey's
Ridge sand dunes - Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and two Lighthouses
- The Whalehead Hunt Club - Shopping & Gallery Hopping in Manteo and Duck
3 nights Superior
3 Deluxe Continental Breakfasts,
3 Dinners, Coastal
Tour of Fort Raleigh,
site of the first English colony in America
Tour of Wright Brothers
National Memorial & Monument
Visit the Elizabethan
Explore The Elizabeth
II sailing ship, at Roanoke Island Festival Park
Visit the North
View Jockey's Ridge,
tallest sand dune on the Atlantic coast
Shop till you drop
at the Island Gallery and original World Famous Christmas Shop
Ditto, in 19th Century
Bavarian beers & root beers (brewed on the premises), in the
Weeping Radish Beer Garden
Tour Cape Hatteras
National Seashore and see the
Bodie Island Lighthouse
the roaring 20's Whalehead Hunt Club
Go to hotel
Go to dinner (included)
Jockey's Ridge State Park:
||Highest sand dunes on the Atlantic coast. See the aeronautic tricks of graceful stunt kites, and hang gliders imitating Will and Orville, from observation platform.
Wright Brothers National Memorial:
Where mankind learned to fly! Hear guides "Flight Room" talk, with reproductions of Wright flying machines. Stroll to replica of Wrights' 1903 winter camp, and points of take off and touch down of first successful powered flight. Museum, gift shop, & rest rooms.
Lunch on your own
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
The Whalehead Hunt Club:
A private 1920s pied a terre mansion (now under restoration), built by a Newport millionaire for his bride who loved to shoot but was barred from the all-male Outer Banks hunt clubs. 20 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms; very Great Gatsby - e. g., doors are Art Nouveau on one side, Beaux Arts on the other; had its own private electric generating plant; bathtubs offered hot and cold fresh water and sea water; it's a trip!
Back to hotel
Bodie Island Light:
A fine photo op. "Lighthouses through History" exhibit, in restored 1870's double lighthouse keeper's quarters. Book shop & rest rooms.
Eight acres of flowered paths. Herb garden, rose garden, formal sunken garden, woodland garden, etc.; spacious lawns, fountains, Italian statuary. Gift shop & greenhouse plants for sale in Gatehouse, showcasing 16th C. furnishings and paintings. Rest rooms.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:
||Site of the first English settlement in America. Orientation to the Outer Banks. AV. program. Introduction to Elizabethan
culture in reconstructed "Elizabethan Room", with 400 year old hand carved paneling & furniture. Tour of the earthwork fort, "The Lost Colony" Waterside Theater, and nature trail to Roanoke Sound overlook. Museum, gift shop, & rest rooms at visitor center.
Manteo Waterfront (lunch and shopping on your own)
Roanoke Island Festival Park:
Tour of The Elizabeth II, a functioning 3-masted "16th Century" sailing ship, representing one of those that brought America's
first English colonists to The Outer Banks in 1585. Visit a reenactment of their first encampment. Exhibit hall, glorious museum shop, & rest rooms.
North Carolina Aquarium:
|Salt & fresh water aquariums, featuring local denizens; shark & ray gallery; turtle & alligator patio. Pet live horseshoe crabs,
sting rays, and starfish at "touch tank." Gift shop & rest rooms.
Lost Colony Play (only open May 31 through August 20)
Back to hotel after play
For more information
call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)